DTONEY76 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKERS:
My goal for 2016 is to stay focused on my healthy lifestyle long enough to reach my goal weight of 148.
I've been asked, Why am I doing this??? Why do I want to lose weight?? Why do I want to be healthy??
I have been overweight ever since I was 10 years old. I have always been the short chubby one that everyone loved, but I didn't really love myself. I always felt uncomfortable around people and wished to be athletic like my sister. My family always reminded me that I was overweight and always tried to guide me to healthy eating. They used to be annoying in my eyes. Now that I'm older, I know it was all out of love. Too bad I didn't take them more serious when I was 10.
*********** HOW DID I MAKE IT? **************************
~ Created inspirational posters with my next goal weight each week. I look forward to it now, so does my 6 year old. Maya understands why I want to lose weight and be healthy.
~ Set small goals, 2 lbs a week because slow and steady always wins the race.
~ Read spark member pages for extra motivation.
~ CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY is everything!
~ Logged EVERY BITE into the Spark People Nutrition Tracker
~ Get rid of the scale for motivation, no scale hopping
~ Stayed in my calorie range of 1200-1500
~ STOPPED eating after dinner
~ Healthy Choice Meals to gain control of my portion sizes
~ Fruits, veggies and water are now part of my life
~ Self Control, Do you think you can make it without self control?
~ "NO" is my new favorite word, LOL.
~ Whole wheat products, breads, pastas and rice aren''''t all that bad after all.
~ Exercise Routine: Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, Slim & 6, Chalene Extreme, Tae Bo, Biggest Loser, Core Rhythms, walking and running.
~Strength training at least 3 times a week
~ Muscle burns fat, gave me more ENERGY and boosts my metabolism.
THAT HELP ME GET THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS
(from my spark friends and me)
Stay strong and fight for what you want!
Nothing in life comes easy!
Believe In Your Dreams! Believe in yourself!
True changes only happen when YOU decide to make them happen.
We can't change the past, but we can change today
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
One DAY at a time, One POUND at time!
Thinking before you act
TWO steps forward and ONE step backwards is still PROGRESS....
This is not a contest or a race, where every little misstep could mean the difference between winning and losing. It's your life!============================
Stop the excuses, recognize those excuses, own up to those excuses and drop them! The weight loss will follow!
"A book is written one page at a time,
A journey is taken one step at a time,
Our lives are lived one day at a time,
Make your goals attainable,
Small goals build upon themselves and turn into big achievements.
"I am done being the biggest one in my family!
I am Done shopping in the plus sizes!!
I am DONE making excuses!
I am DEFINITELY DONE living an unhealthy life!!"
KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!
**WELCOME TO 2016**
Start Weight: 199
January 2016 -
February 2016 -
March 2016 -
April 2016 -
May 2016 -
June 2016 -
July 2016 -
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September 2016 -
October 2016 -
November 2016 - December 2016 -
Goal End Weight: 148
1. Stay focused & Motivated!
2. Eat Healthy one day at a time
3. Drink over 8 cups of water daily
4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
My name is Dedrie, from New Jersey!
The struggle is real, but I will never give up trying to reach my goal weight of 139:
June 2008 ~ 199
August 2008 ~ 172
September 2008 ~169
October 2008 ~ 165
November 2008 ~ 159
December 2008 ~ 156
January 2009 ~ 155
February 2009 ~ 149
March 2009 ~ 148
April 2009 ~ 148
May 2009 ~ 148
June 2009 ~ 147
January 2015 - 166
February 2015 - 165
March 2015 - ??
April 2015- ??
May 2015 - 182
June 2015 - ??
July 2015 - 194
August 2015 - 194
September 2015 - 194
October 2015 - 195
November 2015 - 193
December 2015 - 196
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 2.0
My dear friend, I am so happy to hear from you. This weight loss journey is always an uphill battle, but you have friends to encourage you along the way. I am working on losing five more pounds, but it is very slow going.
22 days ago
We have had some bad weather, but so far, so good. I hope you are doing well. I haven't lost any more weight, but I haven't gained any either and that is good. Maybe I am finally learning how to maintain. Hope you are doing well.
28 days ago
I am doing great, thanks for asking. I am off my cholesterol meds and I plan to stay that way, so I have to always keep an eye on what I am eating and keep up the exercise. So far, so good. I don't have to go back to the doctor until December WooHoo!
87 days ago